Carol A.O. Wolf 
Member since Apr 12, 2011

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Re: “Opinion: How Redskins Football Pushed Richmond's Schools to the Breaking Point

Chris: Did you NOT read my response to you earlier?

"While it is true that the Mayor says he is a Democrat and that I am a Democrat, I submit that writing this piece is hardly a demonstration of my "allegiance to all their candidates." If anything, it is evidence of the opposite.

This issue goes beyond party politics."

And you are right, School Board candidates do not file by "Political Party." I daresay you may be the only person in the City of Richmond who has ever accused me of kowtowing to a party line.

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Posted by Carol A.O. Wolf on 04/13/2016 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Opinion: How Redskins Football Pushed Richmond's Schools to the Breaking Point

@PackFan: Stay with me, here. As I said earlier, we're at war to save the next generation. The School Board hired a new general/Superintendent, Dana Bedden. He's made some progress, still more must come. Never in the past 35 years I have lived in Richmond have I seen such a groundswell of support for our schools. We have parents, teachers and students clearly engaged. Did you read any of the stories about the crowd of folks at City Council recently? I was there. I saw plenty of parents, teachers, administrators and concerned citizens there. FYI: Bedden has cleaned out plenty of dead wood from the ranks. If we want to keep our good teachers and administrators, we're gonna need to pay them what they're worth. And we're gonna need to give our kids the tools they need to learn in today's world, starting with schools where the roofs don't leak, tiles don't fall on their heads and rats and roaches live in the walls. New books, computers like the county kids have and decent athletic facilities would be nice, too. That is, if we intend to win this war.

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Posted by Carol A.O. Wolf on 04/13/2016 at 4:34 PM

Re: “Opinion: How Redskins Football Pushed Richmond's Schools to the Breaking Point

@PackFan, posted at 10:51 am

I really appreciate your Radio Shack/Circuit City analogy and until this School Board hired a new superintendent significantly NOT from Richmond, I would have had to agree with you.

However, a majority of this School Board and Supt. Dana Bedden and his staff understand that they are at war to to save the educational future of a generation of Richmond children. It makes no sense to bring in a new general and then refuse to provide the equipment and money necessary to wage the war effectively. How many more generations do we need to sacrifice on the altar of past prejudices and party politics before we decide to get it it right?

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Posted by Carol A.O. Wolf on 04/13/2016 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Opinion: How Redskins Football Pushed Richmond's Schools to the Breaking Point

@Chris, posted at 10:51 am

While it is true that the Mayor says he is a Democrat and that I am a Democrat, I submit that writing this piece is hardly a demonstration of my "allegiance to all their candidates." If anything, it is evidence of the opposite.

This issue goes beyond party politics.

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Posted by Carol A.O. Wolf on 04/13/2016 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Richmond School Board Chairman Undecided on Tax Increase Referendum

Has the city filed the most recent CAFR? Jones is simply trying to change the subject and hopes that this mumbo-jumbo about a tax referendum will cause people to stop talking about the stinky confusion between City Hall and the construction of the Mayor's church in Chesterfield County.

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Posted by Carol A.O. Wolf on 01/29/2016 at 6:29 PM

Re: “Unfriendly Amendment

For more information about the issues at stake in this case, please read this: http://www.styleweekly.com/richmond/gag-me…

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Posted by Carol A.O. Wolf on 01/29/2015 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Officials Investigate Student Info Leak

Enough said (or not said). Kudos to "concerned" ... It appears that the School Board is requesting that an outside state entity investigate this situation. The City of Richmond School Board and RPS Supt. Dana Bedden are to be commended for taking swift action on this matter last night and for publicly calling for an outside investigation. Pinkney-Eppes needs to stop playing the victim in the drama she created, take responsibility for her actions and stop blaming her colleagues and RPS Superintendent Bedden, for acting in the best interests of the school system. Many thanks to Kim Gray (2nd-District), Jeff Bourne (3rd), Glen Sturtevant (1st), Don Coleman (7th) and Shonda Harris-Muhammed (6th) for their leadership on this. Follow this link to my blog to read more about this issue: http://saveourschools-getrealrichmond.blog…

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Posted by Carol A.O. Wolf on 10/17/2014 at 10:58 AM

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